Above: St Lucia
By the Caribbean Journal staff
The government of Taiwan is funding a new project to reduce energy consumption in public buildings in St Lucia.
The projected, called “Sustainable Energy in Saint Lucia: from Concept to Action Project,” is launching with the installation of energy-efficient lighting in a number of public buildings in the country.
One component is to replace incandescent lights with LED lighting. It’s part of a wider plan by the government to reduce public sector energy consumption by 20 percent by the year 2020.
“This project is will present significant benefits to the entire country as LED lighting are very energy efficient and it is longer lasting,” the government said. “This means that government will spend less on electricity and the money saved can then be channelled to other areas to improve our standard of living.”
The first phase of the project will see the 500 LED tube lights installed at the Tissue Culture Laboratory in the Union Orchid Garden.
The government has already begun inviting bids from local companies for the project.